Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston are joining the cast of Lionsgate’s third installment of its hit franchise John Wick: Chapter 3. It was already announced that Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane as well as Lance Reddick are returning for the Chad Stahelski-directed film. The movie will be out May 17, 2019.
Jason Bateman and Will Arnett got into a car accident yesterday evening while riding in a taxi in New York City; they seem to be okay, TMZ is reporting. Eyewitnesses said the two stars and 2 other people were cruising in a taxi van near Madison Square Park, when their driver rear-ended a sedan in front of them. Cops were called, but no one was transported to the hospital. Law enforcement sources said the driver of the black Ford sedan claimed to have suffered some back pain as a result of the collision -- but otherwise, seemed fine. Most of the "Arrested Development" cast was in NYC yesterday doing press to hype up their upcoming 5th season.
Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have inked a multi-year deal with Netflix. In a tweet, Netflix said that the Obamas will produce films and series “potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.” The former president issued a statement saying “we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg are reportedly looking at making a biopic about Ulysses S. Grant. The actor and filmmaker, who last worked together on 2002 drama Catch Me If You Can, are in early talks to make a movie about the 18th President of the United States, according to Deadline.
Jennifer Aniston and comedienne Tig Notaro are set to play a lesbian couple in a new White House comedy. Jen has signed on to portray the U.S. president, while real-life lesbian Notaro will depict her wife in First Ladies. The stars will also produce the Netflix movie, along with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Deadpool 2 - $125 million
2. Avengers: Infinity War - $28.6 million
3. Book Club - $12.5 million
4. Life of the Party - $7.7 million
5. Breaking In - $6.4 million
6. Show Dogs - $6 million
7. Overboard - $4.7 million
8. A Quiet Place - $4 million
9. Rampage - $1.5 million
10. RBG - $1.2 million
Warner Bros. and Overbrook Entertainment’s long-gestating remake of the 1974 comedy “Uptown Saturday Night” looks to be gearing up again, with Kevin Hart in negotiations to star. The original pic starred Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby and followed two friends who sneak out to visit a high-class but illegal club and trouble ensues.
“Roseanne” may not focus on politics going into the second season of the revival, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said. “I think that they’re going to stay on the path that they were on toward the end of last season, which is away from politics and toward family,” Dungey said on a conference call yesterday. The show has drawn both criticism and praise for its depiction of conservative views, most notably reflecting the political leanings of series star and creator Roseanne Barr.
Bill Cosby will be sentenced in September after being convicted of drugging a molesting a woman at his home in 2004. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24. Cosby turns 81 in July and is likely to face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Comcast honchos want to replace embattled NBC News Chairman Andy Lack by the end of the year after a series of public relations debacles have tarnished the news division’s once-sterling reputation, Fox News has learned. A well-placed insider with firsthand knowledge of the conversations told Fox News that Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke aren’t happy with the way Lack has handled all the negative attention the company has received in recent months and have decided to make a change. However, the situation will take a while to play out, as Comcast executives are reluctant to rock the boat amid high-stakes negotiations to acquire additional assets.
Taraji P. Henson is engaged to her boyfriend Kelvin Hayden, the actress revealed yesterday. The former NFL star proposed to Henson on Sunday during an extra special Mother’s Day celebration. The actress shared an Instagram photo of herself holding her beau’s hand and displaying her stunning round diamond ring. A plate of chocolate-covered strawberries with “Congratulations” written in chocolate syrup was in the background. “I said yes y’all!!!” she captioned the snap. “He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!!”
Margot Kidder, the actress best known for portraying Superman's love interest Lois Lane opposite the late Christopher Reeve, has died at the age of 69. Kidder died Sunday at her home in Livingston, Mont., the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory confirmed. People magazine said her cause of death is unknown. Kidder portrayed Lois Lane, the determined and strong-willed Daily Planet reporter who falls in love with Superman, starting with 1978's Superman. She reprised the role three more times in Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).
Kevin James and Leah Remini thanked fans, cast and crew of Kevin Can Wait on Sunday after the series was canceled.
The CBS comedy got the ax after two seasons, ET can confirm. The sitcom starred James as a police officer who retires to relax and spend more time with his family -- only to find a life with a lot of family complications. Remini played a supporting role in season 1 and then co-starred in season 2.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, James thanked everyone involved with the series.
"I want to say thank you to all the fans for the love and support. I was so blessed to be able to work every day with the most amazing cast, crew, writers and support team!" he wrote on Instagram. "Thank you all! Thank you @cbstvstudios and thank you @sony for your constant dedication to the show. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world… Okay, maybe a season 3. Love to all."
Remini wrote a similar message on her Instagram account.
"I want to say thank you to the amazing cast, crew, producers, and the writers of @kevincanwaitcbs. You accepted me with open arms. For me to get to work with @officialkevinjames again day in and day out was a Godsend," she wrote. "I laughed everyday, and I will miss that the most. You don’t always get a second chance at something that meant so much to you and I did, and I am so grateful for it. It came at a time when I needed to laugh. So thank you all. I am so happy that it happened and I will miss seeing all of you. Thank you to @cbstv and @sony for a great time. #kevincanwait."
Remini's role in season 2 was controversial. In season 1, she played a supporting role as a former police department rival turned business partner at a private security firm they formed. But after season 1, James' on-screen wife, played by Erin Hayes, was killed off-screen. Remini's role increased to full-on co-star, as the series focused more on their relationship as partners.
James and the show's writers defended the decision to kill off his on-screen wife and increase Remini's role as a way to up the drama and stake on the show. Ironically, James suggested in October that the series wouldn't have seen a third season if they kept Hayes' character on the show.
"If we got through a second season, I wouldn't see us getting through a third one," he said at the time. "We were literally just running out of ideas."
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk down the aisle on May 19, most eyes will be on the bride and the long-awaited reveal of her wedding gown. But those of us who have adored Harry since his youth are also dying to see what the groom wears for his big day. Since the prince spent 10 years serving in the military, it's likely he'll wear one of his dress uniforms, like his Household Cavalry garb.
Simple enough, right? Wrong. According to Royal historian Hugo Vickers, the army doesn't approve of facial hair and Harry would be required to shave his now-signature scruff if he wants to wear the uniform on his wedding day.
"He's not able to wear his Royal Horse Guards uniform with a beard," Vickers told Press Association.
Prince Harry has rarely been seen without a beard since he left the military in 2015, and dare we say it's part of his sex appeal? How could he not wear that ruddy scruff on the most important day of his life?!
Thankfully, being royal (and no longer on active duty) means you get a little flexibility with the rules-Harry has worn a military dress coat in public with a beard before.
"He does it sometimes but they don't like it," Vickers said, acknowledging that Harry has broken this rule in the past. "That's why when he took the parade at Sandhurst, he wore a suit."
Not all royal experts agree that Harry will even want to wear his military uniform, however. Some think he'll forgo the uniform all together to keep the occasion more low-key.
"My hunch is Harry will wear morning dress because it is going to be relatively low-key, compared with his brother's wedding, and he is no longer a serving officer," Royal correspondent Penny Junor told Elle UK. "If he wore uniform it would make the whole thing much more formal and he is essentially a very informal sort of guy."
Whatever he wears, Harry is sure to look dapper.
Rihanna, queen of pop, makeup, lingerie, and Catholicism-inspired fashion, pops up pretty much wherever the latest action is. One place she won't be, however, is the royal wedding—which, as you might of heard, is happening this coming Saturday, May 19.
The invite list to the royal wedding is kept to an intimate 600 people, not including the 2,640 normals (such as myself, in a better world) who will be spectacle-ing on the grounds of Windsor Castle. That's fine and all, but when you're an institution as extensive as the British monarchy and surrounding aristocracy, those seats get filled up pretty quickly.
Apparently, Rihanna is clued into this, and, humbly, didn't really think she'd be invited. Sure, Rihanna and Prince Harry might have met in 2016 at a Barbados National HIV/AIDS Commission event, but Rihanna didn't think that alone warranted an invite to the royal wedding.
Fast-forward to 2018, and a reporter asked her if she was going to the big bash. Apparently Rihanna is too busy being fabulous—and also literally busy!—to know the royal wedding is coming up: "So is it really coming up? Like, soon or something?" she said.
"Yeah, in a week," the reporter replied.
"Oh shoot!" she responded. "See, I need to stay on the Internet more."
The reporter then promptly asked, "So you weren't invited?"
She, being humble, was like, "Why would you even think I'm invited?"
The reporter might or might not have been caught off-guard and responded, "I don't know. You met [Prince Harry]."
And then, Rihanna said jokingly, "OK, you met me. You think you're coming to my wedding?"
The reporter then said, "Maybe!" and Rihanna asks if she's invited to hers. "I mean, you'll get the invite," she responds.
"Oh, girl," Rihanna replied, before flipping her gorgeous hair.
Chris Pratt will be honored with a career achievement prize at the MTV Movie and TV Awards ceremony. Tiffany Haddish will host the event on June 18. "And your Generation Award recipient at the 2018 #MTVAwards is....Chris Pratt," the network tweeted yesterday. “Thanks MTV!! I just cut my speech down to a brisk 45 minutes. #GenerationAward," the actor wrote in his own Twitter post.
The Fred Rogers drama “You Are My Friend” starring Tom Hanks as the beloved television host is coming to theaters in late 2019. Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the film will be released on Oct. 18, 2019. The story is inspired by the real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
Actress Annette Bening is stepping into the world of superheroes with a role in the forthcoming Captain Marvel movie. She will join Oscar winner Brie Larson in the Marvel Comics film adaptation, although details about her character have so far been kept under wraps, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bening is the latest addition to the line-up – Avengers actor Clark Gregg and Djimon Hounsou boarded the project in March, reprising their respective Marvel roles as Agent Phil Coulson and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Korath the Pursuer. Lee Pace is also returning as Ronan the Accuser, the same character he played in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. They will all appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, and Ben Mendelsohn in the project, which will star Larson as Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot who discovers superpowers when her DNA is accidentally fused with that of an alien. Captain Marvel is currently in production ahead of a March, 2019 premiere.
Following the enormous success of his directorial debut “Get Out,” Jordan Peele is gaining momentum on his next film, which is now being called “Us.” Peele announced the title on his social media accounts on Tuesday, and sources also tell Variety that Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star, with Elisabeth Moss eyed as the top choice for another lead role. Winston Duke is also being eyed for another lead role in the movie. Plot details are being kept under wraps.
LAPD officers are looking to avenge the theft of the original Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr., in the Marvel Studios franchise, police spokesman Christopher No said yesterday. The red-and-gold getup — valued at $325,000 — vanished from a prop storage warehouse in Pacoima between February and April 25 but was reported stolen Tuesday night, No said.
Director Roman Polanski blasted the #MeToo movement as “mass hysteria” and “total hypocrisy” in an interview conducted last week — just before he was booted from the Oscars academy. “Everyone is trying to back this movement, mainly out of fear,” the 84-year-old said. “I think it’s total hypocrisy,” he added. “I think this is the kind of mass hysteria that occurs in society from time to time…Sometimes it’s very dramatic, like the French Revolution or the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre in France, or sometimes it’s less bloody, like 1968 in Poland or McCarthyism in the US.” The comments are set to be published this week in Newsweek Polska, the outlet’s Polish language weekly mag. Polanski was kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last week, along with comedian Bill Cosby, nearly 40 years after he pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. The Academy’s board of governors said they voted to expel the pair “in accordance with the organization’s Standards of Conduct.” Polanski has claimed for decades that the sex between him and the teen was consensual. Many consider Polanski’s removal from the Academy to be a direct result of the #MeToo movement, which was spawned last year by the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
He made headlines last year when he revealed he had given up smoking marijuana. And after two years, Woody Harrelson has revealed that he had been peer-pressured by singer Willie Nelson to smoke again. Speaking on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, Woody confessed he had quit for nearly two years before bumping into Willie. “He was never comfortable with my quitting, it just bothered him,” he said. “I would always say, ‘Willie, you know I'm not smoking.’ He would always do the same thing like he was hearing it for the first time - ‘Oh, really? Sorry! I didn't know.’ This happened like 500 times.” But after a game of poker with his long-time friend, Woody said he eventually gave in.
Kirsten Dunst and fiance Jesse Plemons have reportedly become first-time parents, to a baby boy. According to People.com, the actress gave birth over the weekend, and “everyone is doing great,” multiple sources told the outlet. Neither Kirsten nor her Fargo co-star Jesse’s representatives have commented on the reports as yet.
Warner Bros. has just made it official that they’re releasing Sherlock Holmes 3 on Dec. 25, 2020. Robert Downey Jr. has been talking about a threequel in the press and the project is bound to happen with Jude Law also returning. No word yet on whether Guy Ritchie is set to return as director.
Actor and comedian Joe Piscopo is joining the growing group of "Saturday Night Live" alums who've spoken out against the show's perceived liberal bias. Yesterday, Piscopo blasted porn star Stormy Daniels’ guest appearance on the late-night NBC show saying it was "over the line." During the skit, Stormy engaged in negotiations over a payment that she allegedly received from President Trump to stay silent. “What do you need for this to go all away?” asked the fake Trump to Daniels, played by Alec Baldwin. “A resignation,” responded Daniels. Piscopo told Fox Business journalist Maria Bartiromo the decision to feature Daniels on SNL was in poor taste. “I’m so loyal to 'SNL,'” said the 66-year-old during an interview on “Mornings with Maria” yesterday. “But Stormy Daniels on 'SNL'? Lorne Michaels doesn’t even ask me to go on 'SNL.'” Piscopo starred in the late-night comedy show between 1980 and 1984, where he was famous for his impression of Frank Sinatra. “It was such a great, organized sketch,” he said of the controversial skit. “But don’t put Stormy Daniels in there — what do I tell my kids?” Baldwin took to Twitter where he responded to Piscopo's statement. "Joe Piscopo asks, 'What will I tell my children?'" tweeted Baldwin. "You tell them that Trump is a compulsive adulterer who pays off porn stars w $ from dubious sources. What else?"
Angelina Jolie is teaming with Fences producer Todd Black, Steve Tisch of Escape Artists Productions, and Abraham Taylor to produce Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story, a biopic on legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe, who will be played by Martin Sensmeier. Thorpe was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation and his native name, Wa-Tho-Huk, translates as Bright Path. In 1912, he won two Olympic gold track and field medals, representing the United States while his citizenship went unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for Native Americans. Known as one of the most versatile athletes, Thorpe went on to play Major League Baseball, professional Football and eventually founded the organization that became the National Football League.
Here are season finale dates for this month:
“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS (May 10 at 8 p.m.)
In the Season 11 finale, Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik) finally tie the knot. Kathy Bates will guest as Amy’s mother. Mark Hamill will also appear in a mystery role.
“AP Bio,” NBC (May 10 at 8:30 p.m.)
The season finale for the freshman show will feature a school dance in which Principal Durbin (Patton Oswalt) encourages Jack (Glenn Howerton) to give a speech to the students before he departs for Stanford. Will his plan to leave actually come to fruition?
“Lucifer,” May 14 (Fox, 8 p.m.)
Season 3 of “Lucifer” sees the formerly immortal Cain (Tom Welling) plot to frame Lucifer (Tom Ellis) for murder. Will Lucifer be able to get out of hot water?
“New Girl,” May 15 (Fox, 9 p.m.)
After seven seasons, “New Girl” is finally coming to a close. Although details are under wraps, set photos suggest the season may conclude with Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess’s (Zooey Deshanel) wedding.
“Black-ish,” May 15 (ABC, 9 p.m.)
Over the course of Season 4, cracks have surfaced in Dre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow’s (Tracee Ellis Ross) relationship. As season 4 comes to a close, they’re living separately. Will they reconcile, or will they get divorced?
“Riverdale,” May 16 (The CW, 8 p.m.)
In the Season 2 finale, the identity of serial killer The Black Hood will be revealed. Is it Betty’s father or could the show pulling a fake-out? Meanwhile, Veronica (Camilia Menzes) will finally pivot away from her unconditional support of her own morally dubious father, Hiram (Mark Consuelos).
“Designated Survivor,” ABC (May 16 at 10 p.m.)
Season 2 of the tense political drama has been heating up as attorney Ethan West (Michael J. Fox) investigates President Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland)’s past. The finale will reveal that somebody in his inner circle has betrayed him.
“Arrow,” May 17 (The CW, 9 p.m.)
In the Season 6 finale, “Arrow” is filled with returns and departures. Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) from “Legends of Tomorrow” returns to Star City and her father Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne), who’s been on the show since the pilot, is departing in what’s sure to be an emotional send-off, though details are under wraps.
Rosie O'Donnell may have a few legal issues on her hands after it was revealed that she has repeatedly exceeded the legal limit for campaign donations to at least five Democratic candidates. According to an investigation conducted by The New York Post, Rosie routinely transgressed Federal Election Commission laws by exceeding the $2,700 contribution limit. “Nothing nefarious” was done when the donations were made, O'Donnell maintained in response to the Post's findings. “I was not choosing to over donate. If 2700 is the cut off — [candidates] should refund the money,' said O'Donnell. “I don't look to see who I can donate most to … I just donate assuming they do not accept what is over the limit.” Campaign donation limits apply separately to primaries, runoffs and general elections. Rosie said that she made the donations via the online liberal fundraising platform ActBlue in order to combat policies pursued by the Trump administration.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Avengers: Infinity War - $112.4 million
2. Overboard - $14.7 million
3. A Quiet Place - $7.6 million
4. I Feel Pretty - $4.9 million
5. Rampage - $4.6 million
6. Tully - $3.1 million
7. Black Panther - $3.1 million
8. Truth or Dare - $1.8 million
9. Super Troopers 2 - $1.8 million
10. Bad Samaritan - $1.7 million
Ryan Reynolds gives off the air of a fun-loving, easygoing guy. But in a new interview, the Deadpool star reveals that he struggles with anxiety—a condition he’s had for years.
“I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety,” he tells the New York Times. “Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.” Reynolds says that to this day, he becomes incredibly nauseated and nervous before any talk show appearance, and when he was on the ABC sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, he used to warm up the audience to help redirect his panic.
Reynolds also revealed that in his 20s, he often woke up in the middle of the night “paralyzed” by anxiety and worrying about his future, which he got through by self-medicating.
Now, he says, he copes with his anxiety in a few ways. While promoting Deadpool 2, he’s been doing a lot of interviews in character to help calm his nerves. He also uses the meditation app Headspace and reminds himself that as soon as he walks onstage, he won’t feel anxious anymore. “When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he said. “That’s that great self-defense mechanism. I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”
Reynolds isn’t the only male star to open up about mental health lately: The Rock recently revealed his struggle with depression in an interview with the Express. After a fan thanked him on Twitter, the Rock responded with this:
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults (18 percent of the population), according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Anyone can develop anxiety, but a person’s genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events can put that person at a greater risk, according to the association.
Having an anxiety disorder is different from having “regular” anxiety, which everyone experiences, Simon Rego, PsyD, chief psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It’s the same thing, but on a spectrum,” he says. Everyone has to deal with anxiety as an emotion and it can be helpful when it alerts people to danger and helps them prepare for situations. But anxiety becomes a disorder when the level is so intense that it disrupts or interferes with someone’s daily activities, he says. “You can’t work, you can’t socialize, you can’t function at all.”
Both men and women struggle with anxiety disorders, but it can sometimes be more difficult for men to admit they need help and seek it, licensed clinical psychologist Alicia H. Clark, PsyD, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “That’s true for probably all mental health issues,” she says. “While I do see men, I have much more women in my caseload. That’s pretty typical.”
Clark says it probably comes down to a few things: Men, in general, don’t tend to be as willing to see doctors as women, and the stigma of mental health issues and seeking treatment can be stronger for men.
It’s important for men (and women) to realize that it’s OK to struggle, Mayra Mendez, PhD, LMFT, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. Mendez is a licensed psychotherapist and program coordinator for intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health services at Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Santa Monica, Calif. If you have a loved one who you suspect is grappling with anxiety, Mendez recommends validating the experiences (don’t dismiss the person with sayings like “it’s no big deal!” or “don’t worry!”). When there is evidence that your loved one’s anxiety is interfering with life or work, look for treatment options together. Ultimately, people will have to seek help on their own, but you can help guide the process and be supportive about it, she says.
Luckily, there are treatments available. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy that helps people change negative thoughts and behavior, is considered the best treatment for anxiety, licensed clinical psychologist John Mayer, PhD, author of Family Fit: Find Your Balance in Life, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. With CBT, people are taught long-lasting coping mechanisms to help them deal with their anxiety, he says. The treatment is, generally, short-term and can help people move on with their lives, Rego says. In some cases, medication like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) can be helpful as well, Rego says.
If you struggle with anxiety, seek help and don’t wait. “Anxiety can escalate and stay escalated if you don’t know how to de-escalate it,” Clark says. That can lead to health issues like heart problems, nervous system issues, and headaches, to name a few, Mayer says.
Clark applauds Reynolds for speaking out about his anxiety. “One more celebrity out there being honest helps so many other people be brave,” she says.
Jenna Fischer is giving fans of “The Office” exactly what they want.
The actress, who played Pam Halpert (née Beesly) on the show, finally revealed during an Instagram live chat with fans what she said to Steve Carell (Michael Scott) during his goodbye episode.
In the Season 7 episode ? appropriately titled “Goodbye, Michael” ? Michael decides to leave Scranton, Pennsylvania, a day earlier than expected to join his fiancée, Holly, in Colorado. He says goodbye to everyone in the Dunder Mifflin branch office, though they still believe Michael is coming back to officially say goodbye the next day.
Pam, who is running errands at the time (which includes going to a movie), nearly misses her chance to say goodbye to her former boss. Luckily, her husband ? Jim Halpert (played by John Krasinski) ? figures out that Michael isn’t coming back and tells Pam to meet Michael at the airport.
When Pam finally reaches Michael, he’s just taken off his mic and tearily said goodbye to the documentary crew before going through airport security. Pam also doesn’t have a mic on as she rushes through security to tell her boss goodbye and give him a hug. Which is why, when the two embrace and say their goodbyes in the show, the audience doesn’t know what they actually tell each other ? until now.
“That was me talking to Steve. I told him all the ways I was going to miss him when he left our show,” Fischer said during the Instagram chat, adding that she was speaking as both herself and as Pam, according to Entertainment Weekly. “Those were real tears and a real goodbye. That was a really emotional scene.”
Somehow, that makes the sweet scene even more special than it was before.
Though nostalgic fans are always pining for a reunion, nothing is currently in the works ? but Fischer is totally on board to play Pam again.
“I loved playing the character, and as long as Greg Daniels is the person in charge and the visionary behind it, then I’m absolutely [in],” she said, according to The Wrap. “We’d just have to get Mindy [Kaling] to write some episodes, B.J. Novak ... that show was so great because of the talent involved in the show, behind the scenes, not just [on screen].”
Krasinski recently thought of a great way to bring the cast together again if a full-season revival doesn’t happen.
“I think the U.K. thing that I always have pitched and wanted to do is that Christmas special thing, where we do a Christmas special this year and then two years from now, or three years from now, we do another one,” he told IndieWire. “I love that idea coming back finding out where everybody is. I would totally be down for that.”
Katie Couric is opening up about having her former Today show co-host, Matt Lauer, get fired from the NBC show amid an alleged sexual misconduct scandal. Couric described the scandal as “painful” during an appearance yesterday on The Wendy Williams Show. “It’s been a very painful time for a lot of people who worked with Matt, knew him, really care about him, and who never witnessed or experienced any of this behavior that is now being talked about,” Couric said. “I don’t know the full extent of all these things that happened. I can only talk about my personal experience and I was always treated respectfully and appropriately.” Asked whether she believed Lauer could return to television, Couric said that would depend on, “the path he chooses and how he [handles] what has happened,” and added that a potential comeback would be “challenging.”
Two of Johnny Depp's former security guards have filed suit against the actor, claiming the star failed to pay them their hard-earned cash, exposed them to "toxic" work environments and turned them into glorified nannies. Eugene Arreola and Miguel Sanchez, who worked for the star's in-house security team from 2016 to this year, filed a complaint against the star in California superior court yesterday. They allege that their job description extended far past what was expected, and that Depp often had them shuffling around his children and significant others.
John Cena has landed the lead role in Universal's upcoming action thriller, The Janson Directive, that his former WWE rival, Dwayne Johnson will executive produce. The Janson Directive is based on a novel of the same name by Jason Bourne author Robert Ludlum. The book follows Paul Janson, an ex-Navy SEAL and former member of a secret government organization, who becomes a security consultant and takes on a job rescuing an important man. Janson is then targeted after the mission fails and then begins to uncover a government scandal. Johnson was originally attached to star but decided to move into an executive producer role due to his busy schedule. Johnson is executive producing through his Seven Bucks Productions company alongside Dany Garcia. Johnson announced Cena's casting on Instagram alongside a video of himself congratulating the WWE Superstar and recounting the pair's main event bout at WrestleMania 29.
Pop star Katy Perry revealed she’s a fan of Pope Francis during a trip to the Vatican on Saturday.
The singer praised the pontiff for his “compassionate heart and inclusivity” in an Instagram post for her almost 70 million followers.
For her meeting with Francis, Perry brought along actor Orlando Bloom, her on-again, off-again love interest. The pair have reportedly been spotted together a number of times since they announced that they were taking “respectful, loving space” from each other in March 2017.
Katy Perry looks toward British actor Orlando Bloom as they listen via headphones to a translation of Pope Francis’ speech to participants at the Unite To Cure conference at the Vatican on April 28.
Perry, the daughter of two evangelical Christian ministers, was at the Vatican on Saturday to speak at a conference on scientific advancements in health care. The three-day Unite to Cure conference is co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture and gathers thought leaders from around the world to discuss the future of medicine.
This isn’t Perry’s first brush with the Roman Catholic Church. Since 2015, the singer has been locked in a legal battle with California nuns who are seeking to block the star’s purchase of their former convent in Los Angeles. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles sold the hilltop mansion to Perry, while the nuns tried to sell their former home to a local California businesswoman. A judge invalidated the nuns’ sale in March 2017 since they did not receive permission from the Vatican, a step that is required by canon law.
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The last surviving nun involved in the property dispute, 80-year-old Sister Rita Callanan, told Fox News earlier this month that she is appealing for a meeting with Francis. Callanan hopes the pope will block the sale, saying that Perry’s lifestyle “has strayed far from any faith.”
The star was listed as a special guest at the Vatican event over the weekend, alongside an Italian archbishop and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. TV personalities Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Mehmet C. Oz and Meredith Vieira also spoke at the event.
Perry was invited to speak about how a practice known as transcendental meditation has helped her gain control over her anxiety and stress.
“I noticed before I started meditating that I started to short-circuit a little bit,” she said during a presentation with her celebrity meditation teacher Bob Roth. “I knew that I had to take care of my mental health and my mind, which is the greatest asset of my body besides my heart. I knew I had to protect it.”
Perry said the “stillness” she’s found with meditation is “beyond anything I’ve ever experienced.”
“It has helped a lot with my anxiety,” she said. “Instead of having to turn to prescription [drugs], I’ve been able to turn to this.”
eth Rogen is finally weighing in on those sexual misconduct allegations against his longtime friend James Franco.
Rogen recently sat down with Vulture to discuss his upcoming Netflix special “Hilarity For Charity,” his likable stoner persona and his work on “The Disaster Artist,” which Franco directed.
When Vulture’s David Marchese asked Rogen about five women’s accusations of sexual misconduct against Franco, the actor responded somewhat hesitantly.
“The truth is that my perspective on this is the least relevant perspective. I’m friends with these people and I’m a dude,” Rogen said. “All that combined makes me the last person who should be talking about this.”
Rogen added that the allegations do not change his willingness to work with Franco in the future.
In an explosive Los Angeles Times article in January, four actresses and one filmmaker said Franco asked them to perform sexually inappropriate and coercive scenes during a class he taught. According to the report, the women described Franco “storming off” a movie set when they refused his demands to appear naked.
Franco said the allegations were “not accurate,” but that he supports “people coming out and being able to have a voice.” His film “The Disaster Artist” won best actor awards at both the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards, and was nominated for an Oscar.
Rogen said he’s very aware of being a white man in an industry that lacks diversity and has a real issue with sexism and sexual harassment. That awareness, he said, definitely influences his work.
“This is not in any way about pandering, but I think ‘Neighbors 2’ had an incredibly progressive message. I think ‘Blockers’ has an incredibly progressive message. We hired Kay Cannon to direct it and she did an amazing job,” Rogen said. “We’re hyperaware of trying to be as representative as possible in the directors and writers and actors we work with. I’m sure we could definitely be doing more to be ahead of the curve in that way, but, again, I couldn’t be more aware that my perspective is not one people are clamoring for.”
In 2015, Tom Brady was famously spotted sporting a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker, marking the campaign slogan for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
When Trump dismissed leaked audio recordings of his bragging about grabbing women by their genitals as “locker-room talk” in 2016, Brady ducked questions about whether that was indeed how men talked in locker rooms.
He explained his relationship with Trump in an interview with Boston’s WEEI when asked about why he avoided the question.
“I met him probably 15, 16 years ago,” Brady said. “We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him. He’s been a friend of mine. He’s supported our team. He’s supported the Patriots.”
Brady has repeatedly avoided directly addressing Trump as the President has used his office to disparage social justice protests by NFL players led by Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.
“I’m not getting into any of that,” Brady said last September when asked about Trump’s claim that it’s not acceptable for players to kneel.
On Monday during a live interview with Jim Gray at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Los Angeles, Brady appeared to change his tune, if ever so slightly, on his public response to players kneeling.
“You have to have respect for everyone’s opinions,” Brady told Gray when asked about players kneeling. “Sports for me has been the most unifying part of my life. Never forget that.”
While he used the standard NFL quarterback-speak strategy of neglecting to say anything truly interesting or controversial, he also avoided ducking the issue as he has in the past. The fact that he acknowledged that the people kneeling deserve respect is another step from the Patriots organization in moving away from what was once a buddy-buddy relationship with Trump.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has publicly and privately admonished Donald Trump for his criticism of NFL player protests. (AP)
Owner Robert Kraft, who has discussed a deeply personal relationship with Trump and awarded him a Super Bowl ring, has publicly and privately challenged Trump’s policy and attitude toward social justice and race issues.
Last week, The New York Times reported audio recordings from last October’s reportedly contentious meeting between owners and players about the protests during the national anthem and quoted Kraft with harsh criticism of the President.
“The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America,” Kraft reportedly said. “It’s divisive and it’s horrible.”
It was a much more candid version of Kraft’s public statement criticizing Trump’s tone on the issue last September.
More recently, Kraft has been on the front lines supporting rapper Meek Mill during his imprisonment and calling for criminal justice reform, the exact kind of issue that NFL player protests have sought to shed light on.
While Kraft has repeatedly broken step with Trump in regards to his criticism of the NFL, Brady appears to be making tentative steps in the same direction.
As Brady approaches the end of his career, he has shown more signs of letting fans in on his thoughts and personal life. Maybe, one day, when Brady has nothing to lose, we’ll be privy to his truly candid thoughts on the social climate around today’s NFL.